1914 - 1986
The most awesome human being to ever own a MLB team was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame by the Veterans Committee 30 years ago today. He has a legacy that is unmatched by any owner or executive in the history of the sport.
|The Daily Dispatch (Moline, IL) - February 27, 1991|
Mr. Veeck went on to purchase the Cleveland Indians in 1946, and soon thereafter, he signed Larry Dolby - the first player to break the color barrier in the American League, and the first player to go from the Negro Leagues directly to the Major Leagues without spending time in the minors.